@10k with my wrx13 and I'm noticing something very percular.
So, as you all know 1st 2nd are as delicate as the prettiest little clamshell anyone has ever seen.
The littlest bit of too much gas or too much clutch will lead to a chug or clutch whine.
Even after 10k I can't do it perfect. However.. I noticed letting the clutch out perfectly slow into 2nd causes 3rd to magically BLAST into place... Like crazy fast weightless shifter boooommm slide. Unlike any other gear by far.
However, if I hesitate on the gas going into 2nd. The next shift into third will be more notchy and resistant. (Which I've grown accustom to.)
At first I thought this was the right way to shift, except one time 3rd decided to NOT engage even when the clutch was OUT and the shifter was in 3rd!! To paint the picture better...
1 shifter in 3rd
2 no feet on the clutch
3 slight pressure on the gas
4 RPMS at 1,100
5 we ain't accelerating
So I freaked out and got that beast towed to a subie dealership.
Couldn't re-create it and hasn't had a problem since. ( it was winter and I had been driving it for three hours)
My only thing that keeps me sane on this subject is that I can buy a new one cash right now if I want.. Still sucks if something is actually damaged. Oh yes, and my warranty is void cause I hit a deer! ( only thing damaged was a ding on the hood, but I claimed it so subaru found out) and ( i was in neutral when the deer flew so no stress on the gear)
So my main question is.. If you do a perfect gear-in to 2nd will third be magical?